Writers' BlocGraduate Season
A vibrant afternoon of 20 minute extracts drawn from full-length plays
Writers' Bloc is a script-in-hand performance showcasing the exciting characters and worlds given voice by writers of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's MA Drama Writing course.
- From student paper, to glossy mag, to social media. Three women. Three eras. One question. Will our voices ever be heard? Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlbossby Millie Bloom
- Sarah defends her son against the unspeakable - to her daughter's distress. If you risk everything you valued, what remains? The Remains by Edith Keays
- The last two permanent residents of a Welsh coastal village fight for heart and home. Buried secrets surface in Our Werth by Lucie Lovatt.
- Some plays are made to be shredded, and some parts cry out to be changed. A queer freefall through Shakespeare, in Gents by Sally MacAlister.
- Three young girls uproot generational trauma when they decide to turn into crows and enact chaos and justice. Growing Pains by Carley Magee-Tollerton.
- A group of best friends reunite for a birthday dinner, but more than dishes get brought to the table, and more than plates get broken. Pot Luckby Hayley Scott
- Ghost stories, secret romances, and best friends backstabbing abound at an American Summer camp. It's Not Goodbye, It's Just Goodnight by Truly Siskind-Weiss.
- * The play extracts are interspersed with short monologues written by each of the writers, sounding another aspect of their original voice.
Please note the running order may vary.
Writers: Millie Bloom, Edith Keays, Lucie Lovatt, Sally MacAlister, Carley Magee-Tollerton, Hayley Scott, Truly Siskind-Weiss.
Performed by actors heading into their ‘touring’ second year.
Directed by students of the MA Directing course: Aaron Finnegan (Our Werth), Sofia Gallucci (Pot Luck), Becks Granger (Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss), Yuxuan Liu (It's Not Goodbye, It's Just Goodnight), Lowri Mathias (Gents), Ben Nash (The Remains), Ellie Jay Stevens (Growing Pains), Tobias Millard (Monologues).
Presented by students of the Production and Technical courses.
- Venue: Weston Studio